Hello my lovelies 🙂 I had a wonderful day yesterday at the Buckeye public schools Special Olympics field day!! I’d like to thank C4 Charity movie cars for inviting me to join the Mystery Machine for this event. I would also like to thank all of you that support my patreon as well as my indigogo for my new cosplay book. Backing my cosplay projects is a great way to give cosplay credibility in the art community as well as allow me to open up my schedule for community events like this. So please thank yourself for making it possible for these kids to have this experience. And a huge thank you to all of the teachers, aids, nurses, and caregivers that work with these beautiful children day after day. Without you, these kids would have no quality of life. I am blessed to have this opportunity. Here are some pictures of yesterdays event.
Only 4 days left to get in on my new 13 month, full color, full glossy, full cosplay, CALENDAR!! Get in on extra special exclusive items such as prints, postcards, banners, and even the opportunity to have your own birthday or holiday of your choice added to the calendar!!
I often get asked if I do nude shoots and if I have nude prints. Yes….and no. Yes I have been nude for shoots but my prints are limited to implied nudity. Why? Because I want to. Do I recommend it? Hell yes. I think that it’s important to learn about your body and how it works and really looks. It helps me to grasp body structure and posing ideas as well as builds confidence. Now, I’m not saying that you should just go off prancing around naked everywhere (unless that’s your thing of course). I am also not saying that everyone should shoot with random photographers naked. I believe in safety first. I only shoot this way with people I know and trust that I have built a professional relationship with. This is not only confidence building but also humbling. Even just shooting some pics with your phone in a mirror can accomplish this. On the one hand you can end up with some beautiful artistic shots that make you feel like a beauty queen. Then on the flip side you will get some pics that will show off every stretch mark, pimple, scar, lump, bump, and wrinkle, crinkle, and cellulite dimple you have. As a pro model and cosplayer I do believe that it is important to recognize your humanity and the reality that you are just as flawed as the newbie who criticizes themselves and emotionally beats themselves up with feelings of inadequacy. At the end of the day, we are all the same. People are people, art is art, and we are of peace…Always.
I apologize for the delay. I have been so busy with my new cosplay book. It is now in numerous stores fro Wyoming to Texas and everywhere in-between. I am working on packaging and shipping as well as contacting more stores. I have also been taking some time to shoot some fun new things.
Let”s take a minute to talk about that. The word Cosplay. it means Costume-Play. And it it SO MUCH FUN. there are no rules as to what you can and can’t cosplay. So feel free to explore and get out of your comfort zone.
SO: Here are some fun new shots from Alvin Johnson Photography with my new friend Mindi. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. And get a copy of my new Cosplay Photobook from http://183degreestudio.com
Here are some shots of my new Spider Gwen costume. Created by Commanding Cosplay LLC and shot by OGRE Eric Richardson Photography. Thanks to all who contributed to the Donate to Cosplay! I am shipping out prints today. I have a couple of these shots as prints at my storenvy too: http://183degree.storenvy.com
I hope that you enjoy these as much as I do. I will wear this on Saturday at C2E2 . My table is R7 in Artist Alley. Come see me for pics and prints and original art. I will also be at The Loft in Cheyenne Wyoming for free comic book day!!
For those of you who like to photoshop, enjoy this transparent png! Post your work on my new facebook fan group https://www.facebook.com/groups/319423908244544/ this is a closed member only group where we can all post freely and share in the fun;)